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AAO24: Allergic Rhinitis: Avoidance of Leukotriene Inhibitors+

AAO24: Allergic Rhinitis: Avoidance of Leukotriene Inhibitors+

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High Priority Status: Yes; Appropriate Use

NQF Number: N/A

 Percentage of patients age 2 years and older with allergic rhinitis who do not receive leukotriene inhibitors.


All patients age 2 years and older with a diagnosis of allergic rhinitis who do not have an active order (prescription or reported over-the-counter use) of intranasal corticosteroids or second generation antihistamines.

Denominator Exclusions:

Exclude patients with concomitant diagnosis of asthma or sleep apnea.

Denominator Exceptions:

Patients with allergy to intranasal corticosteroids, allergy to second generation antihistamines, or prostate issues (due to concern for intolerance of primary therapy options).


Patients who do NOT receive leukotriene inhibitors.

Numerator Exclusions:


Measure Classifications:

  • Measure Type: Process
  • National Quality Strategy (NQS) domain: Effective Clinical Care
  • Meaningful Measures Area: Medication Management
  • Care Setting(s): Ambulatory Care: Clinician Office/Clinic
  • Includes Telehealth: Yes
  • Number of Performance Rates: 1
    • Inverse measure: No
    • Continuous measure: No
    • Proportional measure: Yes
    • Ratio measure: No
    • Risk-adjusted measure: No


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